This page shows items released in 2021-08.
Thursday, August 26, 2021 AZURE LUXEMBOURG SWITZERLAND
NEW [Supported languages] Bikol
The Bikol macrolanguage (ISO 639-3 code: bik) is now supported by Wordbee Translator.
Languages, Translators, Project Managers, Clients, Administrators, Freelancers, Beebox, Leads - WM-9324
NEW [Suppliers] Sending email messages to suppliers
It was already possible to send email messages to a supplier group:
Suppliers > Supplier groups > [Select a group] > Group members > Envelope icon
Now, you can also send email messages to selected suppliers from the Suppliers page:
Suppliers > [Select check boxes] > Email
Supplier Management, Project Managers, Administrators - WM-9564
IMPROVED [Machine translation] New language and locales supported by TextShuttle
Polish – pl – has been added for TextShuttle machine translation.
The following English locales have also been added:
• English (United Kingdom) – en-GB
• English (United States) – en-US
MT, Project Managers, Clients - WM-9762
FIX [Custom fields] Double quotation marks possible in multiple-choice lists
When you create a custom field that is a multiple-choice list, you can now include double quotation marks in items on the list, without the text after the quotation marks being deleted in the saved list.
Location: Settings > Customization > General Settings > Custom fields > Add > Type of field > Pick list, multiple choice
Custom Fields, Project Managers, Clients, Administrators - WM-7293
FIX [Business analytics] Reliability and reactivity figures are more accurate
The calculation of supplier reliability (number of jobs delivered on time) and reactivity (number of jobs accepted within 8 hours of assignment) is now more accurate. The calculations now include jobs that were assigned and started at the same time, and jobs for which only one action was taken.
Location: (Hover over) My company > Business Analytics > Analytics > Select report > (example) ‘Suppliers – Translation Volume’ > Advanced > Category > Reliability / Reactivity
Business Analytics, Translators, Project Managers, Administrators, Freelancers - WM-9048
FIX [Quotes and invoices] Clarified error message
If a quote or invoice template that was created by an Administrator in Microsoft Excel contains an error on a spreadsheet, an error message might be displayed when you try to export a quote or invoice. That message now explains the reason for the error and offers a solution.
(1) (Hover over) My company > Invoices - Clients/Suppliers > [Select a quote or invoice] > Export Excel
(2) Settings > Customization > Invoicing > Invoice Print Layout > Configure > Template library > Edit
Costing, Project Managers, Clients - WM-9572
FIX [File filters] Auto-detection of character encoding
The filters that are used to extract text from plain text files, PO/POT files, SVG files, and subtitle files could already automatically detect character encoding in the files. Now, if a file contains mostly ASCII encoding and only very little of another encoding—for example, Shift-JIS encoding of Japanese characters—that other encoding is correctly detected.
Settings > Customization > Translation Settings > Document Formats > (example) Plain text > [Select a configuration] > General > Encoding > Auto-detect
(Note: If you already know the encoding in a file, select that encoding rather than ‘Auto-detect’ in the filter.)
File Formats, Translators, Project Managers - WM-7165
FIX [Editor] Finalizing plain text files
When the source file is a plain text file, the translated file is now correctly finalized, even when the plain text filter that was used to extract the text from the source file contained multiple text extraction rules with different regex patterns.
(1) Settings > Customization > Translation Settings > Document Formats > Plain text > [Select a configuration] > General > Text extraction rules
(2) Editor > Document > Submit as Deliverable > Create File > Finalize
File Formats, Project Managers - WM-9316
FIX [Editor] Correct spacing when re-joining split segments
When you split a source segment into two segments and then join the segments together again, the translated segment now correctly contains a space between sentences at the point where the split had been made.
Location: Editor > Source column > Edit > Split segment icon > Split at cursor / Join with next segment
Editor, Translators, Project Managers, Administrators, Freelancers - WM-9172
FIX [Jobs] Client-workers’ names displayed in job proposals
Already, client companies could have employees who are classed as both clients and workers. (They are workers, for example, when they review or proofread translations.) You could add those employees to a supplier group and propose jobs to the group. When you displayed the list of suppliers that the job was open to, the client company names were displayed but not the client-workers’ names. Now, both are displayed.
(1) Suppliers > Supplier groups > [Select a group] > Add suppliers > Clients > [Select a ‘client & worker’] > Add to group
(2) Jobs > [Select a job] > Job details > Choose supplier > Propose to supplier groups > [Select group containing ‘client & worker’] > Job details > Job opening
Client Management, Job Management, Project Managers - WM-9822
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 AZURE LUXEMBOURG SWITZERLAND
IMPROVED [Translation finder] More results
The translation finder now returns more results in cases where it detects repeated segments in a resource. Previously, repetitions were removed from results but were not then replaced by further results. Now, any removed repetitions cause further results to be returned.
Term extraction, Translators, Project Managers - WM-10074
Thursday, August 5, 2021 AZURE LUXEMBOURG SWITZERLAND
NEW [Machine translation] Brazilian Portuguese supported by Intento
Brazilian Portuguese (pt-BR) has been added for Intento machine translation, which now supports pt, pt-PT, and pt-BR.
Intento, MT, Project Managers - WM-9929
NEW [Quality assurance] Same translation, but source text is different
A new check finds identical translations in two or more segments where the source text differs among the segments.
Settings > Customization > Quality Assurance > QA Profiles > Configure > Select > Translations – Same for different source
Editor, QA, Translators, Project Managers - WM-9282
NEW [Clients, Suppliers, People] View dates that companies and people are created in the system
If you create a new company or person in the system, the creation date is displayed on the company page or on the person’s ‘Account details’ page, respectively. Also, the lists of companies and people can be searched by creation date. Optionally, you can add the dates in a column in the Excel file that is generated when you click ‘Print.’ (Restriction: No creation dates are shown for people or companies that were created in the system before this release.)
Client Management, Supplier Management, Project Managers - WM-9122
NEW [API v2] New API methods for managing services, prices, and translation domains
The new API methods are documented here:
Managing services and prices: https://wordbee.atlassian.net/l/c/5DAujbTa
Managing company domains: https://wordbee.atlassian.net/l/c/A4LfhuuD
Managing person domains: https://wordbee.atlassian.net/l/c/Qit0yqR8
Managing all domains: https://wordbee.atlassian.net/l/c/gTc4yDSB
API, Administrators - WM-9145
IMPROVED [Price lists] Badge highlights availability of multiple price lists
On price-list pages, a new badge that contains text (for example, 'List 1 of 10') indicates the number of price lists that the drop-down menu gives access to.
Locations: (1) My company > Prices. (2) Suppliers > Pricelist. (3) Clients > Select > Prices > Details
Price Management, Translators, Project Managers - WM-9559
FIX [Jobs] Searching for jobs in a particular language
When you search a list of jobs for those that have a particular source or target language, only the jobs with the searched language are displayed. Previously, if two languages had codes that began with the same two letters (for example, the codes “fil” for “Filipino” and “fi” for “Finnish”), jobs in both languages might be incorrectly displayed.
Jobs > Search > [Type a source or target language] > Search
Job Management, Project Managers - WM-9365
FIX [Editor] Clients can correctly accept review jobs
When clients of a language-service provider take on proofreading or other review work, they can now correctly accept jobs even when the language-service provider’s Terms and Conditions are disabled for the clients.
(1) Settings > Customization > Project and Work Processes > Terms and Conditions > Configure > Clients as suppliers > Disable
(2) Editor > Top menu > [Click the status] > Change status > ‘Yes, I can take on this job’
Client Management, Editor, Job Management, Translators - WM-9479
FIX [Reports] ‘Client services and prices’ report works again
You can generate the ‘Client services and prices’ report (number S504) without an error being displayed.
Reports, Project Managers - WM-8993
FIX [Custom fields] Mandatory custom check boxes now really are mandatory
When you add a custom check box to a form (for example, a price list), and you mark the check box as mandatory, users now must select the check box to be able to save the form.
Settings > General Settings > Custom fields > Configure
Custom Fields, Project Managers, Administrators - WM-6165
FIX [Editor] PowerPoint files are correctly finalized
Target-language PowerPoint files are correctly finalized even when the original files include custom elements such as links to online documents.
Editor > Document > Submit as Deliverable > Create File > Finalize
File Formats, Preview, Project Managers, Clients, Administrators - WM-9407
FIX [Editor] You cannot edit a comment to be blank
In the editor timeline widget, if you edit an existing comment so that the comment contains no text, you cannot save the comment. (If you want to delete a comment, click the delete icon instead of the edit icon.)
Editor, Translators - WM-7109
FIX [Editor] Very large documents can be exported
You can export very large documents in XLIFF format without an error occurring.
Editor > Document > Export > XLIFF
Editor, Project Managers, Administrators - WM-9502
FIX [Machine translation] Correct customized MT system selected in Microsoft (v2) MT
Customized MT systems for Chinese regional language variants are now selected correctly for the Microsoft (v2) machine translation system.
Location: Settings > Customization> Machine translation > Machine Translation systems > Configure > Microsoft (v2) > Select > Choose plan > Enabled > Machine Translation Training > Your systems
MT, Project Managers - WM-9995
FIX [Supported languages] Corrected language designations
For the Microsoft (v2) machine translation system, the language ‘[yue]’ has been corrected to ‘Cantonese (yue),’ and the language ‘[iu]’ has been corrected to ‘Inuktitut (iku).’
Settings > Customization> Machine translation > Machine Translation systems > Configure > Microsoft (v2) > Select > Enabled Languages
Also, whereas the list of Wordbee supported languages already included the options ‘Cantonese (Simplified, China)’ and ‘Cantonese (Simplified, Malaysia),’ it now also includes the option ‘Cantonese’ by itself, without a regional locale designator.
Settings > Customization > Translation Settings > Languages > Configure
Machine Translation, Project Managers - WM-9727
FIX [Jobs] Misleading arrows removed from supplier timelines
When you are choosing or changing suppliers to do a job, the four-week timeline that indicates a supplier’s open jobs included left and right arrows that seemed to indicate that you could display previous or later months. These misleading arrows have been removed.
Jobs > Select > Job details > Status and organization > Supplier > Choose or change supplier > [Expand a supplier] > Jobs
Supplier Management, Translators, Project Managers, Administrators - WM-8447
FIX [Editor] Locking editing of source columns
In the editor, at the top of source-language columns, the Edit switch now locks or unlocks editing only for the relevant column.
Editor, Translators, Project Managers - WM-8909